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The guardian angels of South Sudan’s Maban County refugee camps
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Politics and Society The guardian angels of South Sudan’s Maban County refugee camps

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees recently published the story of Mama Elizabeth, a 65-year-old Sudanese refugee who is among the volunteer “guardian angels” who have opened their homes in the four refugee camps in South Sudan’s Maban County to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.

“Black is Beautiful” proponent Kwame Brathwaite: Photography to restore Black pride
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Lifestyle “Black is Beautiful” proponent Kwame Brathwaite: Photography to restore Black pride

Kwame Brathwaite is a documentary photographer who chronicled the cultural, political and social developments of Harlem and co-founded the African Jazz Art Society and Studios. He staged a series of pageants that featured only black models, which helped popularise the phrase “Black Is Beautiful”. This is also the title of his upcoming book.

Semenya’s IAAF loss and the ethical implications
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Politics and Society Semenya’s IAAF loss and the ethical implications

The world is reacting to the International Association of Athletics Federation’s controversial rule regulating testosterone levels in female athletes, which will come into effect on 8 May. This comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in the federation’s favour in a landmark case filed by Caster Semenya, the South African 800m Olympic champion.

“Burkini Island” Zanzibar: Where Muslim girls are learning how to swim
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Politics and Society “Burkini Island” Zanzibar: Where Muslim girls are learning how to swim

Conservative Islamic culture and the absence of modest swimwear have discouraged girls from swimming, even when they live their lives surrounded by water. This has been true for the female inhabitants of Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island. Now the Panje Project is breaking the mold to teach women and girls swimming and aquatic safety.

Mr and Miss Autism Kenya 2019
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Lifestyle Mr and Miss Autism Kenya 2019

The Mr and Miss Autism Kenya pageant is an event that is helping to bridge the existing gap in awareness and education on autism. By alleviating the stigma associated with the condition, parents will feel more inclined to get their children diagnosed early, thus increasing the chances of successful intervention.